Columbia metropolitan area, South Carolina

Location of the Columbia–Newberry CSA and its components:
  Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area
  Newberry Micropolitan Statistical Area

As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only,[1] the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, is an area consisting of six counties in central South Carolina, anchored by the city of Columbia. The current population has an estimation of 837,092. It is the second-largest metropolitan statistical area in the state of South Carolina, since the Anderson metropolitan statistical area was combined with Greenville's following the 2010 census.

Counties

  • Calhoun
  • Fairfield
  • Kershaw
  • Lexington
  • Richland
  • Saluda

Communities

Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants

  • Columbia (Principal city)

Places with 20,000 to 50,000 inhabitants

  • Lexington
  • St. Andrews (census-designated place)

Places with 10,000 to 20,000 inhabitants

  • Cayce
  • Dentsville (census-designated place)
  • Forest Acres
  • Irmo
  • Seven Oaks (census-designated place)
  • West Columbia

Places with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants

  • Batesburg-Leesville
  • Camden
  • Lake Murray of Richland (census-designated place)
  • Lugoff (census-designated place)
  • Oak Grove (census-designated place)
  • Red Bank (census-designated place)
  • Woodfield (census-designated place)

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants

  • Blythewood
  • Chapin
  • Elgin
  • Gaston
  • Pelion
  • Pine Ridge
  • Saluda
  • St. Matthews
  • South Congaree
  • Springdale
  • Winnsboro Mills (census-designated place)
  • Winnsboro

Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants

  • Arcadia Lakes
  • Bethune
  • Cameron
  • Eastover
  • Gilbert
  • Ridge Spring
  • Ridgeway
  • Summit
  • Swansea

Unincorporated places

  • Antioch
  • Arthurtown (census-designated place)
  • Boyden Arbor
  • Boykin
  • Capitol View (census-designated place)
  • Cassatt
  • Creston
  • Feasterville
  • Fort Motte
  • Gadsden
  • Harbison
  • Hilton
  • Hopkins
  • Horrell Hill
  • Killian
  • Kingville
  • Liberty Hill
  • Lone Star
  • Lykes
  • Mitford
  • Mount Willing
  • Olympia (census-designated place)
  • Pontiac
  • Sandy Run
  • Spring Hill
  • State Park
  • Wateree
  • Westville
  • White Rock
  • Windsor Estates

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 767,598 people, 294,881 households, and 193,598 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 60.40% White, 33.20% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.30% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.10% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $49,238, and the median income for a family was $61,972. Males had a median income of $43,658 versus $35,891 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $25,615.

Combined statistical area

The Columbia combined statistical area is made up of seven counties in central South Carolina. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area. As of the 2015 Census estimates, the CSA had a population of 937,288 and is the second-largest CSA in the state.

  • Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)
    • Columbia (Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland, and Saluda Counties)
  • Micropolitan statistical areas
    • Newberry (Newberry County)
    • Orangeburg (Orangeburg County)

See also

  • South Carolina census statistical areas

References

  1. ^ See section 5 for definition and proper use of metropolitan statistical area
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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